A successful college life will be mostly determined by your attitude, that's right by your attitude. How you perceive others and your situation will affect everything you do in college. Whatever, it's about getting along with your roommate or trying to please your professors your attitude will make the difference.
So here are 7.5 principles to help develop the right attitude toward college life.
# 1 Life's Not Fair
The first thing you need to do is realize that life's not fair. It never has been and never will be. Things will not always go your way and at times it will seem that others have it easier than you. So, what if they do? Suck it up and get over it.
# 2 Learn to Laugh
It is very important that you learn to laugh at yourself because everyone else is. Laughing is great for your health and mental well being.
# 3 Solve Your Problems
Learn to solve your own problems. It's not anyone else's business to solve your problems and no one else will give your problems the same attention you will. You may need to get others to help you solve the problem but it is your responsibility to see that it's solved.
# 4 Do What You Love
Never work just for money. If you perform a job solely for the money you will never enjoy what you do. Instead seek to do what you love and then do it so well others will pay you to do it.
# 5 Invest in You
Never stop learning. Make time to read, listen to CD's and attend classes that will increase your knowledge and skills. Do not be afraid to spend money on your training. It will be the best investment you have ever made.
# 6 Focus on Results
Focus on your strengths and successes. It does not pay to spend a lot of resources on things that do not work for you. Learn to recognize what you're good at and put your resources into those things. Pay someone to do those things you can not.
# 7 You Can not Quit
In order for you to succeed in college you will need to be persistent, determined and relentless. You will have tough classes, tough tests and even tougher professors, but you must persist in spite of all opposition. You must never give up!
# 7.5 Go the Extra Mile
Always be prepared to do more than what is asked of you. If you make it your habit to do more than what is expected, you will stand out from the crowd.